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Catheterization procedure linked to potentially long-lasting blood vessel damage


Catheterization procedure linked to potentially long-lasting blood vessel damage

Transradial catheterization when a clinician inserts a long thin tube through the radial artery in the arm is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. A recent analysis of published studies indicates that the procedure can have a significant detrimental effect on cells in the radial artery, which persists for at least several months post-catheterization. The analysis if published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

The findings point to the need for caution when accessing the radial artery during coronary catheterization in patients. Also, novel techniques to minimize local arterial injury during radial catheterization and preserve blood vessel health should be explored.

You can read the full Article by clicking on the link :

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocs.13181/abstract;jsessionid=1F2E6D7C16A677771E0762C4D8859111.f04t02

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supriya kashyap

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Supriya Kashyap Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2015 . she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Delhi University. She can be contacted at supriya.kashyap@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
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